Worlds Music - Worlds Stage
The Joys of The Women
The Joys of the Women Italian Choir was first established in 1990 in Fremantle. As a voluntary organisation the vision and artistic goals of the choir is for women to get together and sing in an atmosphere of love, respect and celebration and retain and promote Italian heritage, culture, arts and traditions through music and song. Our aim is to pass on the message of love, work, unity and joy to the community.
Alegrias Spanish Dance Ensemble
Alegrias Spanish Dance Ensemble captures the excitement and diversity of Spanish music and dance through the classical Spanish, regional and flamenco styles. They present dynamic Flamenco dance performances, where soulful and melodic guitar is infused with infectious rhythms to create this vibrant art form.
Local band Hot Paprika have been keeping alive the traditional village music of Hungary and Transylvania.
Their spicy rhythms will enthrall, with a vast repertoire of tunes. This promises to be an exciting and dynamic performance of European folk culture.
Grace Barbé Afro-kreol
Award winning singer-songwriter Grace Barbé, is a musician with roots in the tiny Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles; home to a unique Creole culture that fuses Africa, Europe and Asia. Grace Barbe Afro Kreol reflects and celebrates the diverse influences of her home; a colourful combination of island styles mixed with reggae, soul, funk and afrobeat – a sound she describes as “Afro-kreol”.
Lambros Rembetes Greek Blues
Greek bouzouki musician Lambros Lambrou formed Lambros Rembetes in 1999 as an authentic Greek band that performs rembetika or Greek blues folk music. The band also play Mikis Theodorakis music and contemporary Greek styles with more traditional instrumentation.
Gamelan Carimakan and Guests
Gamelan Carimakan was established in 1988 to perform and promote Javanese gamelan and angklung music, and the related arts of dance and wayang kulit. The repertoire is derived from East, West and Central Java, and moves between the meditative halus style and the more exciting saronen and interlocking styles. The group will include founder Mike Burns, lonterm members Sally Quealey and Danielle Pender, and our new members. Special guests may include Surabayan star Karen Elizabeth Sekararum on vocals, and her beautiful daughters Sonya Condro Lukitosari and Kyan Andaru Kartikaningsih, as well as UWA's Jonathan McIntosh and the Indonesian Consulate's teacher Sofari Widayat. A huge amount of talent on one stage.
The Persian classical term ‘daramad’ refers to the process of appearing or emerging out of something, which appropriately describe the new Daramad jazz ensemble. This intriguing group explore the confluence between the traditional music of the Middle East and contemporary improvised jazz. The band and features Iranian saz and guitar maestro Reza Mirzaei, oud and eastern percussion specialist Michael Zolker, double bassist Phil Waldron and multi-reed instrument musician Mark Cain.